Monday, 30 April 2012

Hello Dolly

I've been craving the soothing click of knitting needles recently. And as I like projects that are quick to finish, I thought I'd try my hand at some clothes for my daughter's doll (the doll's name is apparently 'baby dolly'). The other reason that I like making things for my children is that they are still young enough to be extremely impressed by my efforts - it's rather good for the ego...

I had some lovely Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn in the stash. It was perhaps a bit decadent knitting dolly clothes with it, but it felt so lovely and soft. I started with the hat, it's knitted on the flat, a smaller version of the Where's Wally that I made for my son. The dress is all one piece, knitted from the bottom up.  It's basically a tube with holes for the arms, and a seam up the back. I reduced every three stitches to gather in the skirt.

I think it's a much nicer outfit than he/she (completely smooth down there) came in, which was a polyester dressing gown thing. Next up is a coat, as daughter has expressed misgivings about the sleeveless nature of the dress, and is concerned that 'baby dolly might get cold'.

4 comments:

  1. Dolly looks lovely! I love knitted dolly clothes, I wish that I could make some. Luckily my mum is very talented in that department!

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  2. That is lovely Tamsin! Is it your own pattern as well? I'm enjoying your blog
    Annie x

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  3. Thanks Annie, glad you like the blog. The pattern is adapted from a Debbie Bliss pattern for a knitted doll I made a while ago.

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